Artists’ books are at once a highly specialized genre within the realm of library and information science and a classification of information broad enough to embrace the same fundamental considerations associated with all library materials. Do artists’ books belong in libraries?
Title: Go Visual: The Library as Visual Workplace Description: There’s “Library as Place,” and “Library as Workplace.” Come discover the key principles of the Visual Workplace, and how they can benefit your library. Learning Outcomes: - Define the key principles of the visual workplace - Share examples from the Library as Visual Workplace Blog (libraryworkplace.blogspot.com) in order to stimulate creative thinking and illustrate visual workplace solutions. - Appreciate the value of the visual workplace, and its application to modern libraries
Like many small liberal-arts colleges, Franklin & Marshall is challenged with the task of cataloging, storing, making accessible, and delivering digital images for faculty and students to use. The poster (“Anatomy of a Record”) accompanied by this handout presents ways in which Franklin & Marshall successfully has adapted the DSpace Dublin Core template to the best-practices cataloging of visual resources, in this case a teaching collection of art and architectural history images.
Throughout 1998 - 2001, the Sojourner Truth Library at SUNY New Paltz and the Department of Library and Archives at the Huguenot Historical Society of New Paltz collaborated on several projects involving the archival collections housed at both institutions. These projects have allowed both organizations to provide enhanced library services to patrons while simultaneously stretching limited budgetary resources. Such cooperative efforts have provided beneficial results in four areas of operations: increased external financial support, increased internal support, improved public and community relations, and better documentation and management of collections. This article will discuss the origins, processes, and results of the specific cooperative projects undertaken by the two libraries, as well as present ideas for identifying cooperative opportunities among other institutions.
This paper begins with a review of the recent and pertinent literature on the use of virtual reference services in the traditional or residential college setting. Detailing the history, implementation and continuing development of a set of virtual reference services at Franklin & Marshall College provides an update of that scholarship. A picture emerges of a College Library that has continued to provide the more traditional face-to-face services, while expanding successfully into virtual services created almost completely in-house, and customizing them to fit a particular educational situation. This interactive tandem of virtual and traditional services, when coupled with a purposeful increase in marketing and outreach efforts, has had the effect of growing the use and positive perception of our resources, our Libraries, and our librarians. The construction, management, evaluation and maintenance of these services are addressed. Discussion of possible organizational costs and drawbacks, and future possibilities for the services, form the conclusion of the paper.
Have you ever worked at the information desk and found yourself answering the same directional question again and again? Or gone to the closet to retrieve a new toner cartridge only to discover the supply exhausted? Have you ever spent twenty minutes looking for an extra book truck, only to find five tucked away in the gift processing area? Well, if you have, chances are you’re not alone. So how do librarians avoid these frustratingly repetitive tasks and breakdowns in communication? The solution is to transform the academic library into a Visual Workplace, where the answers to vital questions and supply chains are literally installed into the work environment, as close to the point of need as possible.
Successful marketing involves planning, promotion, and persistence. This presentation will introduce the marketing plan that has been implemented for the Scholars Square institutional repository at Franklin & Marshall College. Learning outcomes 1. Review the fundamental differences between marketing and promotion. 2. Discuss how a marketing plan fits into a larger project plan. 3. Learn to develop and implement a successful marketing/communications plan for your campus. 4. Identify potential barriers and discuss “lessons learned.”
This paper will outline a recent oral history project the author undertook with the artist Bill Hutson, currently the Jennie Brown Cook & Betsy Hess Cook Distinguished Artist-in-Residence at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The project's impetus, process, and lessons learned will be discussed. Special attention will be paid to the ways in which the project both intersected with and deviated from standard best practices in the field of oral history, in service of the project's greater success.